Gàidhlig an Uibhist le Ceòlas
When: 23 – 27 July 2017, during the Ceòlas symposium
Where: Symposium: Ìochdar, South Uist
Fee: £200 (full fee); £100 (Na h-Eileanan an Iar fee)
Language level: Beginner to Fluent
Brief: The Gaelic Enrichment Course to use and develop your Gaelic language skills within a community setting, with up to six levels of ability available. Classes include grammar, conversational skills, resources for the classroom, active learning (including workshops and fieldtrips) and review & consolidation, as well as the evening activities as part of the summer school.
Ceòlas Uibhist Ltd is rooted within the Gaelic heartland of South Uist, helping to preserve and celebrate the community’s unique Gaelic inheritance. The island’s rich wealth of music, language and culture remains strong. South Uist is home to the highest percentages of Gaelic language speakers in Scotland (Scotland’s Census, 2011), and Gaelic culture is inseparable from community. Research by Soillse (G Wells, 2011) also shows the Uist community as a particularly supportive and encouraging environment for Gaelic language learning.
Ceòlas is a distillation of the Hebridean heritage. Over the past twenty years, Ceòlas has been a key driver in the island’s social and cultural resurgence. The organisation focuses on performance and education that celebrates and promotes local Gaelic culture and heritage, as well as the strong cultural links of the Gàidhealtachd diaspora.
As a gateway to the strongest Gaelic community, Ceòlas is ideally positioned to help to preserve and disseminate this lasting inheritance.